Many hands at creekside
Tomorrow evening, that is Wednesday, May 7, from 7 to 8 p.m., join your friends and neighbors sitting on the beautiful creekside terrace at the Jack London Lodge Saloon. You’ll have to buy your own brew (or soda or whatever cooling liquid helps ease you into the evening). True, there is a meeting planned, but it’s mostly good fun and a time to visit with other folks who love Glen Ellen.
The Glen Ellen Village Fair Committee is meeting to discuss and plan for this October’s grand and glorious town party. It’s easy to be part of the group. Join this meeting, or join the committee. All are welcome.
So far committee members include some returnees, namely Shannon Lee, Lisa Hardy, Eileen Berger and Leslie Vaughn. They are the official board members. Other folks on the board include Mike Hardy, Matthew Dickey, and Vicki and Rick Dunham. You are wanted, too.
Being on the committee doesn’t require a huge commitment. As Shannon shares, “many hands make light work,” a cliche that is ever-so-true. Even if you choose to attend this meeting only, your opinion and suggestions about our annual town whoop-de-do will be welcome. See you there.
Local farmers market rides again
Shannon Lee, who also happens to be my publicity contact for the fair, is also in the forefront of the team planning a new, but local, farmers market. The Kenwood farmers market (which will include many of the good folks formerly featured at our dear departed Glen Ellen farmers market, which happened at the Gristmill for the past couple of years) has, Shannon tells me, “been a roller coaster with a twisted track.” But, at least there’s a track, and the project looks to be on it.
The Kenwood farmers market, which begins in June and runs through Sept. 14, happens every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. in the center of Kenwood. Yes, a ride away for us Glen Ellen folks, but well worth it. Thanks for this good news, Shannon.
Hits your plate at eight
Shannon also sent me good news about this year’s Glen Ellen Village quilt, a fund-raiser for the Village Fair. It will be revealed at this Sunday’s Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast at the Glen Ellen firehouse on Arnold Drive. That’s Sunday May 11, with the grills lighting up bright and early so they can sling those first pancakes onto your plate right at eight. From that time onward, they’ll continue serving breakfast until at least noon, as the last sleepy stragglers wander in.
Along with a hearty helping of sugar-rush pancakes swimming in syrup, the firefighters offer eggs, sausage, bacon, plus fresh fruit, heavy on juicy-sweet strawberries. Orange juice and coffee are included for the gentle fare of $8 for adults, $4 for kids four to 17, and free for youngsters three and under. Knowing the generous appetites of some toddlers, that’s a sweet offer by our firefighters.
Along with all that good food, you can also purchase smoothies, mimosas and fizzes for $4. Then, there are all the extras we enjoy: the fire safety information, and the souvenirs (like GE Firefighter T-shirts), and more.